Actress and Talk Show host Ellen DeGeneres has been named “Woman Of The Year” by PETA.
The award was given to her for her role in defending the rights of animals and propoating a vegetarian lifetyle. Tim Gunn was named as Man Of The Year.
PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk told reporters: “Tim Gunn and Ellen DeGeneres show us that one person really can make a difference in the world by rejecting cruel deeds in favour of compassionate acts. Their message that animals must be treated kindly and respectfully has reached scores of people, and many of them have changed their buying habits, all because Gunn and DeGeneres spoke up for the voiceless.”
After winning the award Ellen tweeted: “I’m honored PETA named me ‘Person of The Year’. I thank them for protecting animals every single day. Amazing.”